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Martin Nemesis 35
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2013 Martin Nemesis 35

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
35 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Martin Nemesis 35 Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Nemesis 35 is the flagship bow for the 2013 lineup. It was designed for the archer that prefers a longer ATA, and this bow fits the bill with a 35" ATA. The elongated riser, the X4 Twin Limbs, and the Nitro 3 Hybrid cams and the 7" brace height provide a solid platform with plenty of power at 335 fps. This is a higher priced bow and has the speed and looks to go with it. It can be adjusted from 35# - 70# draw weight and 26" - 31" draw length. All adjustments can be done easily without the need of a bow press. If the shooter wishes to use this rig as a hunting bow, they should not have any issues with the short kills as the speed will take care of everything, but on a shot beyond about 30 yards, there is enough noise and vibration in this bow that the shot could be compromised...read full review

Martin Alien
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no user reviews

2013 Martin Alien

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
35 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
3.5 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Martin Alien Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Alien M40 is a new release for 2013 from the Rytera brand. Martin made the business decision to focus more on overall quality instead of offering two separate brands. Although the Alien was a good selling bow for Rytera, there were known problems such as splitting and peeling limbs which detracted from the bow and brand. Martin used this opportunity to redesign the Alien and changed the limbs from single-piece to split limbs, redesigned the cam system. The new designs should eliminate the limb problems and provide a more solid and reliable shot platform.This revamped product also offers a little more speed. It is an excellent bow regardless of the situation and can easily transition from the 3D range to the hunting area. With an average ATA of 32," the 7" brace height, and the light weight, this bow is easy to carry around regardless of the distance required. With the 335 fps IBO rating, and the accuracy of this rig, the shooter will definitely be satisfied...read full review

Martin Onza 3
User rating:
out of 4 reviews

2011 Martin Onza 3

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
33.25 "
Draw Length
27.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps - 340 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80% adj
Martin Onza 3 Review

The Bottom Line: For people looking for a do everything well bow; don't overlook the Onza 3. An IBO speed rating 330-340 makes this bow a real rocket ship, if you can get it there. Not to mention the 7.25" brace height which turns this into a stable tack driver. This bow performs like a target bow but a reasonably short 33.25" axle to axle makes it a bow that will fit in the arms of a treestand or even a groundblind hunter. However, this was a little on the hard side to set up for some shooters. With very few downsides to this bow it is hard not to say go and buy one. Martin did just about all that they could do to create a $599 bow that has the stats and equipment of a $900 bow...read full review

Martin Pantera
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no user reviews

2010 Martin Pantera

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
32.25 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
45 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps - 320 fps
Weight
3.5 lbs
Let-Off
80% (adjustable)
Martin Pantera Review

The Bottom Line: All in all the Pantera Magnum is a pretty impressive package. Its user friendly specs and easy to make adjustments will appeal to shooters and dealers alike. Though primarily designed as a longer axle to axle hunting bow, it should perform equally well on a 3D course or on an NFAA face. Keen new features and trusted technology blend together well, and even with a few areas having room for improvement, the overall value of this bow is very good. Priced respectfully in the 500$ price range, its a tough competitor with similar spec'd bows with even higher price points...read full review

Martin Exile
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out of 8 reviews

2011 Martin Exile

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
30.25 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps - 320 fps
Weight
3.4 lbs
Let-Off
80% adj
Martin Exile Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Exile is a great bow to bring somebody into archery with, very forgiving, fast and smooth drawing; what a better way to introduce somebody to the sport. It seems as if Martin built this bow specifically for a hunter that needs a bow to get them wherever they might need to go; figuring in the short axle to axle that must be the case. Great for the tight confines of a ground blind or tree stand and light weight for a long spot and stalk hunt in the mountains. Martin did a good job with the Exile in all aspects, they built a bow that you would have a hard time purchasing for under $700, and put it into a package that has everything you need to hit the woods and buy your lunch on the way there without hitting that high price...read full review

Martin Leopard
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no user reviews

2007 Martin Leopard

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
22 " - 27 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 50 lbs
IBO Speed
280 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Martin Leopard Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Leopard has been specifically designed to fit small-to-mid size archers. With an easily adjustable and smooth eccentric system, this is not the quickest bow out there. At just 3.6 lbs and measuring 30 inches from axle to axle, this lightweight and compact bow offers shorter draw lengths, and, as a result, would be a better fit for young archers and women. While this is not the best quality bow, its low-end price tag makes it a good choice for beginners with a small-to-mid size frame...read full review

Martin Tiger
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1999 Martin Tiger (Mini Z Cam)

Brace Height
5.5 "
AtA Length
29.375 "
Draw Length
17 " - 24 "
Draw Weight
10 lbs - 40 lbs
IBO Speed
210 fps
Weight
2.1 lbs
Let-Off
66% (effective)
Martin Tiger Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Tiger is a very affordable youth bow suitable for small kids. This bow has been manufactured for more than a decade now and has 2 different styles: the original Martin Tiger (Mini Z cam) built until 2007 and the newer Martin Tiger (T-Pro Cam) manufactured from 2008. While both bows suitable for small kids, the newer Martin Tiger is specifically designed for smaller kids from 4 to 8 years old. The newer modification of the Tiger is considered to be one of the safest youth bows out there. This popular rig received a lot of very positive feedback from many parents who say their kids enjoy shooting the Tiger. While the factory strings could be of better quality and the draw weight adjustments are coarse-grained, overall the Tiger is a very affordable and good little bow suitable for smaller kids from 4 to 8 years old (new Tiger manufactured from 2008)...read full review

Martin Warthog
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out of 1 review

2009 Martin Warthog

Brace Height
6.25 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
27 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
45 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
3.85 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Martin Warthog Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • This is a very fast, solid bow that is easy to pick up and... by Ryan jeffery whitaker
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Martin Firehawk
User rating:
out of 1 review

2009 Martin Firehawk

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
29.75 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps - 320 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Martin Firehawk Review

The Bottom Line: With the draw weight range of the FIrehawk being 35-70 pounds this bow can be compatible with a wide range of archers. Its short axle to axle length make it a shoe in for tree stand hunting and having many characteristics that make this bow very shootable are good reasons to give this rig a second look. The Firehawk also has a price point that isn't going to break the bank that almost anyone can afford...read full review

Martin Firecat
User rating:
out of 6 reviews

2008 Martin Firecat Pro-X

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps - 345 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Martin Firecat Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Firecat Pro-X is the flagship bow of the 2008 Martin line. While the Firecat's cam system is rather aggressive, many archers believe that the draw cycle is relatively smooth for the blazing speeds this bow generates. A lot of shooters strongly agree in that this bow is a great value for money. While it's not the smoothest and quietest bow out there, the Firecat is often described as being a great alternative to its more expensive competitors. Overall, while this bow is not ideal for beginners due to its aggressive feel, more experienced archers will enjoy shooting this bow as long as they like fast rigs...read full review

Martin Cheetah
User rating:
out of 4 reviews

2007 Martin Cheetah

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30.5 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Martin Cheetah Review

The Bottom Line: Ideal for tree-stand or blind hunting, the Martin Cheetah is a compact, smooth, and quiet bow at a very affordable price. With a forgiving brace height and efficient eccentric system, this bow is a great performer with a very smooth draw...read full review

Martin Bengal
User rating:
out of 7 reviews

2007 Martin Bengal

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
4.5 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Martin Bengal Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • Martin Bengal, ultimate economy priced hunting bow. by DEAN BOWLING from ROCKVILLE, INDIANA
  • great bow for the price, with the right accessories, this... by ian k from temperance, michigan
  • I have enjoyed shooting this bow since the day I brought it... by Larry Murdoch from Marinsville, IN
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Martin Moab
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

2008 Martin Moab Pro-Hunter

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps - 320 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
80% (optional 65%)
Martin Moab Review

The Bottom Line: Overall this would make a great rig for the bow hunter or the recreational archer. Super smooth draw, great shootability and good quickness are all things that make the Moab a viable option for a broad range of archers to look at. With things like a wide draw weight and length range it will catch the eye of many archers. To top it all off with a value price point of $499 msrp it is very affordable as well...read full review

Martin Alien Nitro
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no user reviews

Martin Alien Nitro

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
3.5 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Martin Alien Nitro Review

The Bottom Line: The Martin Alien Nitro is one of the quietest bows out of the box on the market today. For a rig the offers 335 fps, this is quite a feat. This bow was designed specifically with the hunter in mind and will easily fit into any archery scenario. The bow can be purchased with 50#, 60#, or 70# peak weight limbs that can be adjusted up to 15# from peak. This is a very smooth shooting platform that has excited many shooters. This rig is priced at just under $1000 which is about $200 more than the average compound bow, but it will certainly perform. It is comfortable to shoot, and is dead in the hand. This bow should not be dismissed because of the price...read full review

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